the vintage beauty next to the muslanne is the original 8-liter that was first shown at the 1930 london motor show. a total of 100 cars were built in 1930 and 1931. it was capable of reaching more than 100 mph, which was surpassing every other manufacturer of the day.
all that said there are no new cars that are even worth reviewing short of the R8, the original boxter, or the first relaunch of the bug. so the muslanne must have something! and it does.
the nose with its distinctive over-sized lights could have won the prize had it not been ruined by all the “jeweled LED” trickery, but that said its still a nose of a noble man, despite the zits.
the other nice part is that the the new bently’s comes with a revised version of the automaker’s 6.75-liter v-8 engine, which has been updated with “cam-phasing and variable displacement technologies”, which translates into a ‘power-on-demand’ system that simply closes the valves of four of the eight cylinders to maximize fuel economy and reduce the mammoth co2 output by such a large and heavy car (5,700 pounds which is almost 3 tons… all to move one single, fat, rich, oily, man). it’s still far from a green car but an “A” for efforts is in order. by dd